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Division of Health & Behavior Section for Health Equity

Section for Health Equity

The mission of NYU Langone’s Section for Health Equity, part of the Division of Health and Behavior, is to promote health equity in racial and ethnic minority populations and socially disadvantaged communities. We do this by conducting research on the effectiveness of various strategies to reduce health disparities, such as community health worker programs. We also provide education and training for health professionals doing health equity work and help to develop policy that promotes health equity and encourages participatory action. Additionally, we cosponsor the annual Health Disparities Symposium with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Office of Diversity Affairs each fall.

Our work involves the integration of three vital elements:

  • recognizing that social and structural determinants play a role in creating health disparities and inequities
  • including stakeholders from health and other sectors and working together to develop strategies that promote health equity and encourage participatory action by all involved
  • identifying and building on existing community resources to develop culturally appropriate, family-centered programs, such as the community health worker model

Our faculty conduct many of our research and education programs in conjunction with the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health and the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center.

Contact Us

For more information about the Section for Health Equity, please contact Rebecca Lee, MPA, senior program coordinator, at or 646-501-3493.